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Jyoti Randhawa Profile
- Won the Hero Honda Masters in 1998 and 1999
- Victorious in the Indian Open in 2000
- Won the Singapore Open eventually, becoming the first Indian to win the Order of Merit title in Asia, in 2002
- Second Indian to rank amongst the top 100 in the Official World Golf Rankings
One of the top notches of Indian golf, Jyoti Randhawa is the second highest ranked Indian in world golf rankings, the first being Jeev Milkha Singh. Randhawa participated on the Asian Tour and the European Tour. His illustrious career reached the pinnacle of success, when, consecutively in 1998 and 1999, he became the Hero Honda Master. With five Asian Tour wins in India in his kitty since his breakthrough win in 1998, Radhawa presently is ranked as 96th in the Official World Golf Rankings. A consistent and hard working golfer, with a few more wins Randhawa is sure to strike gold as he would then be promoted as one amongst the top 50 in the world. In the following lines, we have provided detailed information about his early life, career and professional wins.
Early Life & Introduction To Golf
One of the best golfers India has produced so far, Jyoti Randhawa was born on May 4, 1972, in New Delhi. Randhawa was a natural athlete right from the very beginning and excelled in sports, such as swimming and shooting. It was in 1986 that he got hooked to golf, after winning the national sub-junior title. However, it was the All India Amateur Championship in 1993 that made Randhawa come closer to his destiny - that of being a professional golf player. Randhawa not only bagged the Championship title, but also turned professional in the game.
A regular at the Asian PGA Tour, Randhawa posted back-to-back victories in the Hero Honda Masters in 1998 and 1999 and the Indian Open in 2000. The same year, Randhawa achieved his first international victory in the Singapore Open and became the first Indian to win the Order of Merit title in Asia. Randhawa's glorious run throughout the season earned him the praise of his peers, who voted him the Players' Player of the Year. In 2002, he finished top on the Asian Tour money list. Randhawa finished second to Adam Scott in the Johnnie Walker classic in 2005, a performance that helped him win a full European Tour card for the 2006 season.
Jyoti Randhawa married actress Chitrangada Singh in 2005. The latter has starred in Indian movies, such as Hazaaron Khwaishein Aisi and Sorry Bhai.
Asian Tour Wins
1998 - Hero Honda Masters (India)
1999 - Hero Honda Masters (India)
2000 - Wills Indian Open, Singapore Open
2004 - Volvo Masters of Asia
2006 - Hero Honda Indian Open
2007 - Hero Honda Indian Open
2009 - Singha Thailand Open
Japan Golf Tour wins
2003 - Suntory Open
2007 - The DLF Masters (India)